September 2, 2011
Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy
" It's time to announce the winner of your eponymous competition," Lady Mondegreen reminds me.
Ah, yes. And the title mondegreen would be the winner - if anyone had sent it in. I think I'm beginning to notice a lack of kissing, which might be why it appeals. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the real line from Jimi Hendrix' Purple Haze is: Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
Fellow blogger, Kellogsville, was first in, with two mishearings of lines from prayers. One of them A Monk Swimming, is also the title of Malachy McCourt's autobiography, and comes from Hail Mary, Blessed Art Thou Amongst Women. The other, Harold be thy name, tickles a faint memory of my own from the opening line of the Lord's Prayer: Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Earlier this year Kellogsville wrote her own post about mishearings, which you can find at:
Molly-Kate enchanted me with her entry. Poor Rudolph. If it wasn't All of the other reindeer, it was Olive, the other reindeer calling him names. Molly-Kate has a blog too, all about her pony. http://tammeesblog.blogspot.com/
Ian, one of my Gentlemen friends from Wellington, supplied me with his schoolboy confusion, believing that Williamandmary were one person. I'm not sure whether this constitutes a mondegreen, but Ian wasn't the only one confused by that equal opportunities reign.
Keith, another Brittanic Bedlam Morris Gentleman, used to be puzzled by the lyricism of Oh, a tree in motion, until he realised that the refrain was Poetry in motion: a more fitting line to accompany dancing close to me.
Nikki, lured to my blog by my occasional airing of vintage fabrics, has aired her childhood innocence surrounding public hair and why wasn't it called private hair?
And although young Tom from Leamington Spa, didn't officially enter the competition, I have to mention his understanding that Daleks are garlic, as described by his pithy father, Steve, in a recent post: http://bloggertropolis.blogspot.com/2011/08/aliens-are-not-only-fruit.html
However, there can be only one winner, and even though Ian may have brought me chocolates, Nikki given flowers and Keith sent a video of me as Poetry in Motion, Lady Mondegreen reminds me that I am above bribery...
So, it is fellow blogger, The Sagittarian, with her mis-hearing of the Cold Chisel line, Cheap wine and a three-day growth,
who wins the Trelise Cooper Ecobag! The Sagittarian blogs on More Canterbury Tales from the stricken reaches of Christchurch, with humour, humanity and hauntingly beautiful photography. And her winning mondegreen? Cheap wine and a three-legged goat. It feels like an allegory for my romantic state right now.